Monthly Archives: November 2015

New Historical Romance from Bethany House

Have you checked out this new release from Bethany House Fiction?  Releasing 1 December (or 24 November if you use Kindle AU!) Please note:  The description below is taken directly from Amazon.com.  I have not reviewed this novel. Until the … Continue reading

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At Home in Last Chance (Cathleen Armstrong) – Review

  “No one’s going to run you out of town.”  The teakettle whistled, and Elizabeth got up to make the tea.  “Yes, leaving Livvy here and taking off who-knows-where was a big mistake.  No one knows that better than you … Continue reading

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Caveat Lector!

A word to the wise.  I should perhaps have this engraved on a plaque above my bed (and maybe a few other strategic places around the house)! “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up … Continue reading

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Memorable Characters

I don’t know about you, but I find it pretty boring when an author introduces a character by simply describing what they look like (or by relating their life’s story).  But I love it when an author captures the essence … Continue reading

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‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge

I have created my own new category of romance novel using today’s word: Histrionic Romance. histrionic  (adj) – excessively theatrical or dramatic in character and style. histrionics (n) – melodramatic behaviour designed to attract attention. By extension, histrionic romances are romances … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Crown (Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould) – Review

This book essentially contains two stories: one set in the present day (narrated in the first person), and one set in France in 1685 (narrated in the third person). In the present, Renee Talbot’s family have had the sole surviving … Continue reading

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It’s time for an ‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge.  Today’s word is: Obstreperous (adj) – noisy, clamorous, or boisterous.  Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner.  Unruly. What a fantastic word!  And much underutilised.  How many opportunities can you find … Continue reading

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